I have a chance to purchase a generac Q-55 5500 watt generator for $250. twin cylinder generac gas engine. it has less then 10 hours and looks new. is there any common problems with these units? seems like a really good deal to me.
My son found a Generac Wheelhouse 5500/8500 with a Briggs & Stratton OHV engine for $350.00. It looks like it is in good shape. Before I do anything with it I want to:
1. Give it a bath
2. Change the oil
3. Flush the old gas out (smells like varnish)
4. Change the Sparkplug
But the manual, which I found on-line, does not give the oil capacity, grade, HP, Displacement, sparkplug and so on.
There is a sticker that has this number:
I have spent a lot of time and found many posts asking the same information. The Briggs & Stratton site keeps asking for a stamped number but I cannot find it. Why do they make it so hard to get info and why isn't this in the User Manual?
So I own it now but I wish I had the chance to research this stuff before he put down my cash. I did see a refurbished one on Ebay for $750 so maybe I got a good deal.
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